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How much trans. fluid

My trans. pan was leaking, so we changed pan and filter. how much trans. fluid do we need to replace just for the filter there is still fluid in the trans. there is no dipstick for my trans fluid

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    automatic trans is about 4qt

    manual trans is about 3qt

    that all depended on how much fluid lefted in the trans.

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If you have your owners manual, that info should be in the capacities chart

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